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  • Question

  • I am trying to build a silverlight app to return a listing of company's locations within a radius of a zipcode. So I need to upload the company's locations to Bing maps and then run queries based on zipcode and radius. I know that this is possible with Mappoint but I am trying to go with Bing maps.

    So can I upload my custom POI or collection of locations, through the API? and How do I run queries against that collection?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Moved by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, March 9, 2012 3:09 PM (From:Bing Maps: Map Control and Web services Development)
    Friday, January 7, 2011 8:13 PM

Answers

  • This facility will be added to the spatial data services in the future, but for now you'll have to host the POIs yourself somehwere such as SQL Server.
    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    • Marked as answer by MS CRM2011 Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:57 PM
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:05 PM

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  • One idea might be to leverage SQL Server 2008 spatial capabilites if you are using one already - store your POIs in SQL server 2008 ,use functions like STBuffer etc to query POIs and then add them to map.
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 7:18 AM
  • This facility will be added to the spatial data services in the future, but for now you'll have to host the POIs yourself somehwere such as SQL Server.
    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    • Marked as answer by MS CRM2011 Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:57 PM
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:05 PM